“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”
John 14:16-17 NASB
Every day I am weary. I awaken, I am pained, I feel as though I am climbing a steep mountain, with no summit. There are days when the journey seems arduous, and I am not sure if I can make it. In those moments, the Helper, steps in and guides my steps, one by one, to the accomplishment of life in Christ.
I am one with no resource. Many have the stability of family, with no “issues”, and others have pasts that have no skeletons to clutter up the present. Not the case for me. My past is littered with many mistakes and missteps. Mine has been a life of struggle.
There is an intentionality to my every move, as failure is an ever present possibility. What helps me is the power of the Holy Spirit, as He guides me day by day. My following His lead is a moment by moment surrender. I am at my best when I listen and obey. In my rebellion, I all too often find myself stumbling, falling into attitudes and actions that do not reflect whose I am. I must abide in Him.
I am thankful for God’s grace, as I move through this world. I am not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, and I thank God for His provision of salvation in Jesus Christ. Without Him, I am destined for hell. With Him, I have God in me, the power of the Holy Spirit, to lead me. I also have the knowledge that there is now, no condemnation.
I can imagine the sadness of the disciples as they heard all that Jesus said to them. I am sure they hung on every word, savoring each syllable. In this time of daily dwelling on the presence of God, I have found myself in that same place, as I savor each word in the Scriptures. Even the mundane passages, that I previously skimmed past, have taken residence in my heart. Prayer has put me in a place of constant, conscious, contact with my Creator. He is always there, even when I stray. My failures are my fault, not His.
Believers, remember that you have the power of God Almighty residing in you. In the darkness, you can seek Him and He will be found. There is great darkness today. I can see the struggles of people fearful. Know that God is for you!
The world does not have Him. Those without Christ, are adrift, blown about by the winds of uncertainty. They fear death by disease, or economic ruin. There is no peace. We believers have the peace of God. We have the power of God to propel us through this trial. We know, and it is confirmed by the Holy Spirit and His word, that our great God is a provider. We can rest and be confident in that.
The world is facing a steep
hill, as we deal with a pandemic. There are few answers and no experts. It is all new ground. There is
no new ground for God. He is beyond this virus, and ahead of the next one.
Believers, show that you know the One who has the future. Demonstrate to an unbelieving world that God is sovereign.
Show the power of the Helper to the world, that He May convict the world of sin and save many. In a great awakening, they can know the power of God in their lives.
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